Buffon agrees to extend Juve stay, according to reports

April 17, 2020
By: Daniel Orme

Juventus hero Gianluigi Buffon is set to extend his stay even further with the Italian giants, according to the latest reports.

As per Tuttosport, the legendary goalkeeper has agreed to extend his contract with the club until the summer of 2021. Whilst the deal is yet to be officially signed, Buffon apparently has agreed a deal in principle with the Juventus president.

His original contact was due to expire at the end of the current campaign but due to the coronavirus pandemic, that is set to be extended and even run into next season.

The now 42-year-old has enjoyed a long and successful career with the Old Lady after signing from Parma for a then world record fee for a goalkeeper in 1994.

Despite a brief spell with French giants Paris Saint Germain, he has made 667 appearances in all competitions for the club across two spells, keeping 314 clean sheets. In that time, Buffon has won nine Serie A titles, five Coppas Italia. He also won the World Cup with Italy in 2006.

During the current campaign, Buffon has played understudy to Juventus’ regular No. 1 Wojciech Szczęsny but has still managed to play 11 matches in all competitions.

Should he continue until the end of the 2020/21 season, it would represent Buffon’s 25th season as a professional footballer.

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